Tuesday, January 12, 2010
What do I love?
What do I love about Andy?
I love his quirky sense of humor.
I love his passion for God and the things of God.
I love how excited he gets over a football play and has to run upstairs to tell me about it.
I love how much he loves his kids and grandkids. I love that he would keep our 4 kids for a week at a time when they were young, while I went home. He never complained.
I love that he never gives up.
I love how meticulous he is.
I love that he's a champion of the underdog.
I love how much he loves music. I love to hear him sing and how much passion is in his singing.
I love his quiet strength--and that it was the first thing I noticed about him 35 years ago!
I love how he's poured himself into so many young people through the years.
I love his compassion.
I love his relationship with Ralph--it's one of a kind!
I love how he likes to share a new truth with someone and keeps at it until the lights come on for them!
I love how steadfast he is.
I love that he knows how and likes to decorate. I love the crazy voice he uses when he decorates.
I love that he's teachable.
I love that he likes to try new things.
I love that he doesn't let me get away with everything I want.
I love how sensitive he is.
I love how he pooches out his belly for a laugh.
I love how he's grown through the years. He's found a balance with his strengths and weaknesses.
I love how others perceive him. So many of our friends consider him their pastor.
I love his passion for other cultures. I especially love how he tries to speak their languages! I love that he's not afraid to try.
I love how punctual he is.
I love how he's never stayed in a box or in any certain mold. He's adjusted to whatever God has told him to do and taken new directions.
I love when he gets really tickled and how hard he laughs.
I love how he takes care of the things he owns.
I love how he likes the way he irons better than the way I iron.
I love how alive he gets when he's on a mission trip.
I love to watch and hear him snore.
I love how he does his Donald Duck voice for his grandkids.
I love that he very seldom gets angry.
I love how fast he walks through an airport and expects everyone to keep up.
I love how he interacts with senior adults. (They love him.)
I love that he loves to have fun.
I love to watch him cook steaks. He becomes Chef Andre. (And I love that he has a secret steak rub--but we all know his secret ingredient is paprika--on everything he cooks!)
I love that he's cautious.
I love that he makes up nicknames for kids.
I love that he takes the stairs 2 at a time.
I love when he looks at me from across the room over a private joke--or when he looks at me from the pulpit for approval.
I love that he taught my family how to be demonstrative with one another.
I love the essence of who Andy is.
And...I love that he loves me.